|Author/Contributor(s):||Lobo Antunes, Antonio ; Costa, Margaret Jull|
|Publisher:||W. W. Norton & Company|
In the tradition of William Faulkner and Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez, one of the twentieth century's most original literary voices offers kaleidoscopic visions of a modern Portugal scarred by its Fascist past and its bloody colonial wars in Africa (Paris Review). Hailed as a masterpiece of world literature, The Land at the End of the World--in an acclaimed translation by Margaret Jull Costa--recounts the anguished tale of a Portuguese medic haunted by memories of war. Like the Ancient Mariner who will tell his tale to anyone who listens, the narrator's evening unfolds like a fever dream that is both tragic and haunting. The result is one of the great war novels of the modern age.